Civil engineers are who contribute a major part in the extrinsic development of the society. They specialize in building modern structures such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, flyovers and roads.
Here are 7 famous civil engineers of all time.
Everybody loves the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but did you know the man behind the engineering marvel? Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer and architect, had initially designed and built the Eiffel Tower to be temporary. Also, after the completion of the Eiffel Tower, it was criticized by leading artists and intellectuals in France, mainly for its design.
Another famous work of Gustave Eiffel is the Garabit Viaduct which is a railway arch bridge. His notable contribution includes the Statue of Liberty in New York.
John Bradfield was an Australian engineer who is best known for designing and building the Sydney Harbour Bridge. During the World War I, Bradfield worked with Mr AE Cutler and Professor Warren to establish a civil aviation school for pilots to be trained for overseas service.
John Bradfield was also the consulting engineer and designer for the Story Bridge in Brisbane. He is also responsible for designing the Cataract and Burrinjuck Dam.
English civil engineer, John Smeaton has played a crucial role in the development of civil engineering. Smeaton was responsible for the design of canals, bridges, lighthouses, and harbours, which is why he is considered as the “father of civil engineering.”
John Smeaton also conducted various water wheel experiments which saw increasing efficiency in water power. This success also contributed to the Industrial Revolution. John Smeaton is also the founder of the Society of Civil Engineers.
Squire Whipple was a civil engineer who specialised in designing and building bridges, hence his nickname “the father of iron bridge building.” His notable contribution in civil engineering includes the bowstring arch truss design which he patented in 1841.
Thomas Telford was a Scottish civil engineer who was also a noted bridge, road, and canal builder. Thomas Telford was a prolific engineer, and given his command of all types of civil engineering, has was elected as the first president of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
John A. Roebling
John A. Roebling was a German- American civil engineer who is famous for designing and building wire rope suspension bridges. His is best known for designing and building the Brooklyn Bridge which has been considered as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Othmar Hermann Ammann
Othmar Hermann Ammann was a Swiss-American structural engineer who has designed notable bridges such as the Bayonne Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and George Washington Bridge.
Othmar Hermann Ammann was also responsible for directing the planning and construction of Lincoln Tunnel in New York City.
Civil engineers contribute the development of the society. IST, one of the best civil engineering colleges in West Bengal wants you to follow these 7 famous civil engineers.